Railway ticket booking system merged with IRCTC

IRCTC, the ticketing and catering arm of the railways, has been given total control of the reservation ticketing system of the national transporter. The move comes just days after the IRCTC was empowered to fix ticket fares for trains that in certain routes. So far, only the Railway Board was authorised to fix the fares.

IRCTC, subsidiary of the railways, was confined to providing the e-ticket booking facility and catering services. On Tuesday, the Railway Board issued an order segregating the Passenger Reservation Team from the Railway’s IT wing — Centre of Railway Information System — and ordered it to report to the IRCTC.

“The entire PRS team should report o IRCTC with the immediate effect,” said the railway board in its order issued on Tuesday. Raed More

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